Wilmington I-95 Overnight Closures Moved Up Due To Expected Weekend Rain

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announced to motorists that the final preparations to shift traffic to the I-95 Rehabilitation Phase 1 traffic pattern will require various closures on I-95 Northbound through Wilmington. Work originally scheduled to start tonight began Wednesday, February 24 due to the weather forecast. The work will continue through Saturday, February 27, 2021. Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes such as SR 2, SR 141, I-495 or US 13 to reach their destination.

Times and dates

Thursday, February 25 AT 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. on Fri., Feb. 26

  • FULL CLOSURE: I-95 Northbound from the I-495 Split to US 202 Interchange
  • CLOSED: Martin Luther King Boulevard Westbound to I-95 NB & SB
  • Friday, February 26 AT 5 AM until 10 p.m., reduced lane capacity; I-95 northbound from I-495 Split to Route 202 Interchange.
  • OPEN: Exit 6/ I-95 NB Off-Ramp to MLK Boulevard
  • OPEN: Exit 7 I-95 NB Off-Ramp to Delaware Avenue
  • OPEN: 10th Street/Adams Street On-Ramp to I-95 NB
  • OPEN: Adams Street/Delaware Avenue On-Ramp to I-95 NB

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Friday, Feb. 26 AT 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. on Sat Feb., 27

  • FULL CLOSURE: I-95 NB between I-495 Split and US 202 Interchange
  • CLOSED: Exit 6/I-95 NB Off-Ramp to Martin Luthern King Boulevard
  • CLOSED: Exit 7/ I-95 NB Off-Ramp to Delaware Avenue
  • CLOSED: 10th Street/Adams Street I-95 NB on-ramp (see Detour to I-95 Northbound On-Ramp at Delaware Avenue/Adams Street below)
  • OPEN: Adams Street/Delaware Avenue On-Ramp to I-95 NB

Sat., Feb. 27 AT 6 a.m.

  • I-95 NB AND SB TRAFFIC IN ‘CONTRA-FLOW’ PHASE 1 TRAFFIC PATTERN (Reduced Lanes on I-95 Northbound and Southbound)
  • OPEN: All I-95 Southbound On and Off-Ramps
  • OPEN: “New” I-95 Northbound Exit to MLK Boulevard Eastbound
  • OPEN: I-95 Northbound On-Ramp from Delaware Avenue/Adams Street (Adjustments to the ramp alignment to be done at a later date)

Motorists traveling through Delaware will be directed to use I-495 northbound.

Motorists going into Wilmington will be directed to use I-495 northbound to Exit 1/Route 13 northbound, and motorists heading to Route 202 will be directed to use I-95 Northbound to Exit 5B/Route 141 northbound.


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